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Think ahead. Have you made your Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted on Monday, 17th September 2018 by

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make your own decisions.

The future is unpredictable and if your circumstances were to change due to an illness, disability or mental impairment, LPAs can protect you – which is why it is important to have them in place.

There are two types of LPA and our expert solicitors can give you the right Lasting Power of Attorney guidance to ensure that you are covered for any situation.

•Property and Financial Affairs – allows you to appoint someone who you trust to make decisions about finance and the way your property and affairs are dealt with.

• Health and Welfare – allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf relating to your personal healthcare and welfare. This also includes decisions to either give or refuse consent for medical treatment.

LPAs are not only for the long-term future, but also as a safety net in case they are needed urgently. By organising an LPA sooner rather than later it allows you to plan the decisions you would want to be made and greatly ease the pressure of challenging situations in the future.

Edward Hands & Lewis solicitors specialise in Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney and are here on the High Street to help you with your LPA. Pop into your local branch and say hello to the team or call 0116 266 5394 to book an appointment.  Edward Hands & Lewis is easily accessible for clients with offices nationwide across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and London. For more information click here.

The information provided this article is only a narrative of some elements to consider on the topic. This article does not contain considered legal advice and should not be relied upon as advice. Please see our website terms and conditions for full details of our disclaimer. If you are interested in obtaining advice, please contact one of our lawyers who will be happy and able to advise you on your own particular circumstances.

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Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
kate.g@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01858 434 022
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